Following the announcement of divorce between one of the world’s richest men Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, international business platform, Bloomberg has removed Bill from its billionaire list.
Bloomberg took the action shortly after the news of Gates divorce to his wife of 27 years went viral.
Before his name was taken off the list, Gates was fourth on the index with a net worth of $145 billion. He had gained over $13 billion in 2021.
It is speculated that Melinda may take half of her estrange husband’s wealth over the divorce although financial details of their parting ways are not yet made public
Gates became the youngest American Billionaire in 1987 as an unmarried man, a record he held until Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, came to the billionaire status in 2007.
Gates got married to Melinda in 1994, after already being named the richest man in America. They have three children together.